Typically, rookies aren’t who you look towards when your team is struggling to gain the upper hand in the second overtime of a Game 7. Then again, maybe Adam Henrique isn’t your typical rookie. During Thursday night’s first playoff round battle between the New Jersey Devils and Florida Panthers, Henrique propelled his squad out of the first round for the first time since 2007 with a nifty goal that absolutely nobody saw coming.
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Henrique will get to revel in his hero status for a few days, but then it’ll be time to get refocused. The Devils will take on the Philadelphia Flyers in their second round battle this coming Tuesday, May 1.